Kulanu Ke'Ehad Havura: The All as One Study & Friendship Circle for Adults with Special Needs at Congregation Beth El–Keser Israel Kulanu Ke'Ehad Havura is a project begun in the summer of 1997 to enable adults with developmental disabilities to live richer lives as Jews in their own homes and to participate more fully in the synagogue community.
Adult Special Needs. Adults with developmental disabilities can enjoy year-round social and recreational programs designed to enable them to interact with their peers and improve their social skills, all while developing meaningful relationships.
Funding for special needs programs is provided through generous grants from the J.E. and Z.B. Butler Foundation, Kids Club of Tarrytown & Sleepy Hollow, UJA Federation, Hudson Valley DDSO and individual contributions. Programs noted below are on-going and fees can be pro-rated. Please contact Director of Special Needs Services, Amanda Gabel, for additional information and to register.
Twice a month a Jewish Student’s Group is held at the Chapel Haven School to offer them a chance to socialize and learn more about Jewish traditions, customs and history. In addition, JFSGNH offers professional support and care to affirm its goal to foster and enhance the independence of people with special needs.
Camp Weekend for Children with Special Needs and Their Families. The Federation supports the Special Needs Family Camp Weekend, operated by Jewish LearningWorks. This unique program offers families a much anticipated and cherished weekend of respite, support, Shabbat celebration, and Jewish community in a beautiful camp setting.